rad rid­ers

Buzz up those ride pat­terns whilst en­hanc­ing tech­nique

Rhythm - - INTERVIEW -

We are go­ing to get busy with the fin­gers this month with some fran­tic ride pat­terns. You could say that the ride pat­terns em­ployed in the fol­low­ing con­tem­po­rary beats are jazz in­flu­enced as they cer­tainly bor­row tech­nique from this genre to gen­er­ate three 16th notes played in suc­ces­sion us­ing a con­trolled bounce/

snap tech­nique.

Ex­am­ple 1 fea­tures a rock groove with some punchy syn­co­pated kick drums and you’ll no­tice that the first two bars will see us play­ing eighth notes on the ride. The same groove is then re­peated in bars 3 and 4 but with the en­er­gised ride pat­tern, which is in the form of three Cob­hams played over the groove. Ex­am­ple 2 bor­rows the same ride pat­tern from Ex­am­ple 1 but places it over a half-time groove. Once again the first two bars are played with the sim­pler ride pat­tern with bars 3 and 4 hav­ing five Cob­hams played on the ride over the groove.

Wrap­ping things up, Ex­am­ple 3 shows an­other way of spic­ing up the eighth-note ride pat­terns. The big-beat style groove played in the first two bars has its feel al­tered in bars 3 and 4 with a dot­ted ride pat­tern – which just hap­pens to be a shuf­fle played in 16ths.

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